Ngurunderi single work   prose  
Issue Details: First known date: 1990... 1990 Ngurunderi
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'In the Dreaming of the Ngarrindjeri people, Nugurunderi is the shaper of land, laws, and creatures. He could travel through time and space along rivers and hills...across lakes and seas...His mind and spirit sometimes took human shape and he travelled as a man...'


  • 'The river peoples, from the darling to the sea, shared a Dreaming story, the account of Ngurunderi, the great Ancestral Being. Each group had the Ngurunderi Dreaming account although details varied from group to group. Each group knew about the particular events which occurred within their own territory in great detail.'

    'The great account was not secret but public...Children began to learn about Ngurunderi when they were...young.'

    'Today, the Ngurunderi story is still very important to Ngarrindjeri people.' (Source: page 50)

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Language: English
  • Appears in:
    y The Ngarrindjeri People : Aboriginal People of the River Murray, Lakes and Coorong : An Aboriginal Studies Course for Secondary Students in Years 8-10 South Australia. Education Department , Adelaide : South Australia. Education Department , 1990 7384442 1990 selected work information book children's

    'The Ngarrindjeri People is an Aboriginal studies course which details the history, culture and life experiences of the Aboriginal groups who were the original inhabitants of the areas along the River Murray, Lakes and Coorong.'

    'This course is important in that Ngarrindjeri people are now a significant part of the South Australian community. Ngarrindjeri country, chiefly the River Murray and Coorong, is now used extensively for both agricultural and recreational purposes and through this course students will learn to appreciate its historical cultural significance in addition to its value as a natural resource.'

    'The Ngarrindjeri People is a part of the 8-12 Aboriginal studies program which has been developed to meet the needs of students, teachers and Aboriginal people.' (Source: page 7)

    Adelaide : South Australia. Education Department , 1990
    pg. 50-53
    Note: Includes student activities.
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  • Murray River, Pinjarra - North Dandalup - Waroona area, Mandurah - Harvey area, Far Southwest Western Australia, Western Australia,
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